Five Moves of Doom: Sasha Banks's Signature Moves and Finishers | Smark Out Moment

Five Moves of Doom: Sasha Banks's Signature Moves and Finishers

Posted by Wes Keefer Sunday, December 17, 2017
In FIVE MOVES OF DOOM, we break down a particular wrestler's moveset and examine the five signature maneuvers that they perform on a regular basis.

These are the moves that fans watch out for during a match and are usually in a sequential pattern, building up to and including their finishers that typically get the biggest pop of suspense from the crowd each and every week.

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This edition will highlight one of the Four Horsewomen behind the Women's Revolution in NXT and WWE, "The Boss" Sasha Banks. She is a former NXT Women's Champion and a record-tying four-time Raw Women's Champion. She has been a cornerstone for the women's division and her moveset is part of the reason she is such a big piece of WWE's future.

SASHA BANKS'S FIVE MOVES OF DOOM

1. Corner Double Knee Drop

With an opponent sitting in a corner of the ring with their back to the ring post, Sasha gets a running start from the middle of the ring. She runs and leaps in the air, slamming both her knees into the head of her opponent. As an added bonus, their head bounces off the ring post and turnbuckle.

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2. Diving Double Knee Drop

This variation of the move is used most often by Banks with an opponent trapped between the turnbuckles. Sasha steps up on the bottom rope for extra bounce and jumps up, bringing down both knees into the chest/stomach of the opponent.

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3. Straight Jacket Backbreaker into a Modified Sufboard

This is a very complex move that Banks uses to ready an opponent for the Banks Statement. Banks gets behind a standing opponent and grabs their arms, crossing them under their own chin (like a straight jacket). Banks then follows this with a double knee backbreaker, causing damage to the shoulders, neck, and back of the opponent. After the move, Banks proceeds to jerk on the arms of the opponent, further wearing them down for the Banks Statement.


4. Bankrupt

This was her finisher during her early stages in NXT, before switching to the Banks Statement. She still uses this move as one of her main signatures these days. Bankrupt is a straight jacket neckbreaker slam. Similar to the straight jacket backbreaker in the previous move, She uses the straight jacket hold, but instead of standing directly behind her opponent, she spins around so they are back-to-back. In a twisting motion, she spins and slams down her opponent to the mat.


5. Banks Statement

Banks has used this move as her go-to finisher and it is one that is feared by many. It is a crossface neck crank submission. She wraps both hands around the opponent's neck under their chin and pulls back to apply pressure. Banks's variation bridges the back of her opponent for more pressure and leverage. Banks often transitions into this submission following a straight jacket backbreaker, a roll-up pin counter, or a tilt a whirl head-scissors takedown.

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THIS POST WRITTEN BY: WES KEEFER

Wes Keefer is a student studying sports journalism. You can follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

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